Food & Wine

Marmalade with a hint of the forbidden fruit

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in Food & Wine

Betty Smith moved to West Cork with the intention of retiring but, as her Poitín infused marmalade range takes off, any retirement plans have been shelved. Betty and her husband Jim speak to Sheila Mullins about the success of ‘A...

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‘Well Seasoned’ event is highlight of Local Enterprise Week

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Food & Wine

The Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West has announced its programme of events for Local Enterprise Week which runs from March 7-11. Local Enterprise Week is a national event across all 31 LEO’s and is aimed at anyone thinking...

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Clonakilty gets ready for another Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Food & Wine

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 takes place from February 29 to March 13 and once again the Clonakilty Fairtrade committee is working on a programme of events to highlight FT in the community. Clonakilty became Ireland’s first Fairtrade town in 2003, and...

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Wedding wines

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Food & Wine

I put my hand up. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on this topic. When our son had his wedding reception on a sunny August day in Dunmore House Hotel, a family friend happened to be an importer of fine...

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Vietnamese street food

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in A Flavour of West Cork

This is great recipe to perk your taste buds up, a little bit of sunshine to brighten February. Banh Xeo are the most delicious Vietnamese savoury pancakes. They are fried until crispy then rolled up in salad leaves with mint...

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Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella named the Reserve Champion at the Irish Cheese Awards 2015

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in Food & Wine

Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, by Macroom Buffalo Cheese based in Clonclud, Macroom, has been named the Reserve Champion for the best ‘other milk’ cheese at The Irish Cheese Awards 2015. 36 Irish cheesemakers were awarded at the most prestigious awards in...

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Get a taste of Spain at The Winery this winter

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Food & Wine

The Winery on Asna Square, in the heart of Clonakilty, is a venue for all seasons. Catching the afternoon and late evening sun, its outdoor tables buzzed all Summer long, as customers enjoyed leisurely conversations over a glass of wine...

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West Cork fishmonger to compete for title of BIM Young Fishmonger 2016

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Food & Wine

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board has announced the shortlist for the BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 competition. West Cork will be represented by Peter Shanahan, Fresh Fish Seafood Deli, Rosscarbery. The other finalists in the competition are...

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